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Brian Keith

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    Portland, Indiana, USA
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    US Military History in general. We have a special interest in Indiana Made military items.

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  1. Nice ,from the button snap, it looks like the first aid pouch is British Made. BKW
  2. Great Topic! I'll add my experiences. My basic training started very early in January of 1987, (Jan 2-3?)at the premier Infantry School, Ft. Benning, GA. I did basic then 11B Infantry MOS. I recall being paid in a gym, converted into a "bank". We were "allowed" only so much cash, balance had to be sent to a bank account, or chasiers checks, "back home". One of our Drill Sergents had a detail of trainees doing security during the pay cycle. I didn't serve on the pay detail, I did see trainees with weapons and a Drill Sargent with an ammo can and as I recall, a .45 on his hip. Later, as I heard
  3. Very cool find! Is that his Grandfather with the pistol, Grandmother in the boat? Excellent that it is directly from the family. What branch of service was he in? Thanks for posting this. Some collectors would say it is ruined, but when the vet does it, it is great history. BKW
  4. Great Stuff Bob! I like the belt buckle in the original box. I'll bet the day Miss America 1977 signed your hat was a very memorable day! I see she was on a USO tour to Korea then. Thanks for posting these, really nice patch collection also! BKW
  5. Great Thread! I didn't realize there were so many variations. The Jewish one is really interesting. Thanks for posting these. BKW
  6. Very glad this thread has generated a lot of interest. Posted photo's appear to show this type lanyard in use as a dog leash and a pistol lanyard. I suppose, until we find a published photo in a manual or a labeled package, we still don't know for sure what it was made for. But, it does appear to have WW II USMC origins. The size of the snap hook seems to me to be too small to be made for use as a dog leash. Thanks to everyone who has contributed! BKW
  7. Great photo! Interesting wear of the brass. Nice shot of the rocket. Thanks for posting it. BKW
  8. RIP Captain Towne, you passed way too young, but you've left behind a beautiful uniform to be treasured by historians. BKW
  9. Looks WW II type construction to me. I'd lean toward some type of engineer equipment. BKW
  10. That is interesting also! One of those items that at first glance, you would think it would be easy to ID. Thanks, BKW
  11. Great Information! Thanks! Other items found in that first aid pouch are still sealed in the green plastic, very cool! Best regards, BKW
  12. Thanks Robin! Flair pistols, never crossed my mind! Interesting! I'm assuming you mean US flair pistols. Early USN didn't have a lanyard loop (Mark II & III), the Very Pistol Mark IV did have a lanyard loop, as did the H & R Very Pistol M5 and the Mark VI. The nearly ubiquitous AN-M8 did not have a loop as it was mostly an Air Force issue item. The USN Mark IV and the USN Mark 5 did have the loop. Maybe because it was associated with a/an USMC flair pistol, it was ID's as a USMC pistol lanyard? Anybody have an other input? Photo's? Are these very commonly found? I don't recall seeing m
  13. I picked this up the other day, never seen one before. I wonder if it actually worked. Note the date: 6/66. I’m kinda glad when I served in a combat zone; I didn’t need this issued to me (or shark repellant!). Thanks for looking! BKW
  14. I picked up this lanyard recently and can’t positively ID it. I’m sure I’ve seen it ID’d before, but can’t find the reference. In the back of my mind I’m thinking it was ID’d as a WW II US Marine issue. It is well made, with an all brass hook, no markings on the webbing or the hook that I can find. The length of the brass hook is 1 5/8th inches; the width of the webbing is 5/8th of an inch; total length is about 56 inches. Anybody know for sure? Thanks in advance! BKW
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